The Thought for the Week this week is written by Claire Beasley

by Susie Jean Sharkey

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans” Proverbs 16:3


This verse spoke to me the other week when I read it as part of my daily reading following Nicky Gumble’s Bible in One Year plan.  The words “He will establish your plans” particularly jumped out, as I have been planning for the church youth camp which takes place this week.  The reassurance that God will be with us into this week ahead and cares about the every day activities and plans was a comfort, however it comes with a proviso. 

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do.”  The word commitment isn’t often associated with our generation.  To commit to a person, a job, a location etc is often viewed as limiting your options for the future.

The second half of the verse however contradicts this theory.  If we dedicate our lives to God and walk with him, His plans will quickly become our plans and before we do anything we should talk it over with Him first.

This way of life often results in God bringing about ideas / plans that we hadn’t contemplated before, rather than limiting our plans.  

Let us in this week ahead, talk to God about our daily plans, listen for his instruction and ask Him to be with us in all that we do, so that His name will be glorified.